Secondary Education - Native Studies

Secondary Education - Native Studies

Why study this program?

This combined program, offered jointly with the Faculty of Education, allows you to earn two degrees in five years, preparing you to become a teacher for Grades 7-12 while providing you with additional expertise.

The first three years of this program are taken in the Faculty of Native Studies, while the last two years are taken in the Faculty of Education. You can choose to major in either Native Studies or Cree.

We also offer a combined Native Studies / Elementary Education degree.


Why study at the University of Alberta?

We are the only independent Faculty of Native Studies in Canada, with small class sizes and a diverse student population of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

We are student-centered, with a close-knit community of students, professors, and staff. We host regular Tea and Bannock potlucks, an annual tipi raising and take-down, and Games Night with the Dean.

We are research-focused, with opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research projects. Our courses incorporate traditional Indigenous knowledge and heritage as well as contemporary Indigenous experiences.


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POSSIBLE CAREERS
  • Child and Youth Care Worker
  • English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Indigenous Liaison
  • Indigenous Relations Specialist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Teacher

Jessie is a Métis student in the Elementary Education program. She is also a trained opera singer.

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements for 2023 - 2024

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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English language proficiency/spoken English requirement

Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

Indigenous Applicants

At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2023

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

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